I am Paige Worley, a senior at Oklahoma State University studying multimedia journalism and strategic communications. I will graduate from OSU in May 2015 with almost two years of internship experience under my belt.
After graduation, I am interested in working for a public relations agency in Oklahoma or beyond. My proficiency in web design, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, iMovie, social media, AP Style and photography have the ability to fit many company’s needs.
I am more than a business-casual college student, I am a young professional; my work history strongly displays that. My professionalism for one year at the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association and as an editor for the O’Colly digital team has allowed me to maintain my employment and prosper.
“I will prepare and one day my chance will come.” -Abraham Lincoln
Recently, I was awarded the Eric Bost Memorial Scholarship, an award for excellence at The Daily O’Collegian, which is now the O’Colly. As the social media editor for the O’Colly, I took the publication’s online presence to the next level. I am digital editor this semester, which oversees all digital initiatives.
I am also the public relations intern for the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association. For this internship, I work on the quarterly publication, Geo Outlook, and have assisted with aspects of the annual national convention. I also crafted monthly newsletters, managed social media and wrote news releases.
I was the summer public relations intern for Saxum Strategic Communications LLC at its Tulsa, Oklahoma, office. I worked with clients including the Tulsa Municipal Utility Authority, U.S. Cellular, Twin Eagle Resource Management, Petrosmith and Canary LLC. I have written news releases and edited a variety of copy before publication. My biggest assignment involved working with Senior Account Executive LouAnn Lissonnet and Saxum’s President Debbie Schramm on a brand audit report for an oil and gas company. Through this internship, I have discovered my love for working in an agency and my strengths in copy writing.
Every day I learn something from my mentor and supervisors that will assist me in my future professional career. These internships are a wonderful combination of vital working and learning experiences.
I take the time to understand every business and association I’m affiliated with, and adapt my skills to satisfy its needs. I understand every company and organization is unique, and I can bring a creative, useful perspective to your round table.